NYCxDESIGN Presents Upcoming 2021 Calendar with Reimagined Festival

February 16, 2021

Non-Profit Celebrates New York City’s Design Scene Through Creative Year-Round Activations and Programming WHAT: NYCxDESIGN, the non-profit committed to empowering the city’s creative ecosystem, announces its 2021 programming with a robust calendar of activations. During a year of revitalization, these events aim to showcase and support the value of design across the five boroughs. Highlighted […]

Caesarstone Announced as NYCxDESIGN Presenting Partner

February 01, 2021

NYCxDESIGN is pleased to announce Caesarstone as our first Presenting Partner for 2021.  With a profound passion for design and creative exploration, Caesarstone partners with NYCxDESIGN to help rebuild and re-energize New York City, and amplify the local talent and businesses that make New York the design capital of the world. In addition to supporting […]


November 30, 2020

In 2021, NYCxDESIGN will present a series of Design Days taking place May 13–18, showcasing NYC’s talented design community. The program will feature primarily virtual events, in addition to outdoor experiences, select tours, and other small gatherings, depending on COVID-19 protocols at that time. The annual NYCxDESIGN Awards program, hosted by Interior Design and sponsored […]


November 18, 2020

New York’s Annual Design Festival Expands its Scope for Opportunities and Partnerships to Reenergize City as Creative Hub (November 2020 – New York City, NY) NYCxDESIGN is proud to announce its new status as a NY not-for-profit corporation. The transition positions the organization for long-term success supporting NYC’s design community and comes at a time […]

The NYCxDESIGN Awards: May 2021 Student and Emerging Design Sponsor

November 02, 2020

The NYCxDESIGN Awards honors outstanding products and projects in categories that span major areas of design, from architecture to interiors, from products to accessories, from craft to technology. Submissions are reviewed by a jury of design industry leaders. Winners and Honorees represent the very best design talent and are recognized at an awards ceremony and party. The fee to submit for an award is $200 ALL submitted […]

Harry Allen

October 05, 2020

New York City is the creative capital of the world. A spirit of innovation and invention built the City, permeate all aspects of life in the City, and will carry it through this difficult time. As a long time New Yorker, I am fascinated by the plants that sprout up through the cracks, against all […]

Rodolfo Agrella

October 05, 2020

Our apple Our apple: A sexy, loud and stimulating monster that is constantly challenging us to build our patience and resilience muscles. A proud matriarch that accepts us and takes care of everyone. A juicy fruit that carries the seeds of our desires, waiting for us to make our part of the work in order […]

Milton De Paul

October 05, 2020

New York is a city that is fed by its people with energy and inspiration, filling every corner with creative power, a place where all shapes and sizes are accepted and celebrated. New York is diverse and strong. We Love New York

Suzanne Tick

October 05, 2020

InSight from Above Ode to New York New York of late is on its knees Thru prayer with brothers and fear of disease Though it never ceases to have sights That distort your vision   And reflection with such strength   despite this time we are experiencing Symbols of joy that mirror on our time here. […]

Manuel Miranda

October 05, 2020

This poster pays tribute to Milton Glaser’s seminal poster and speaks to the costs of living in NYC. While many of us may now find ourselves in precarious situations economically, pre-pandemic NYC was a costly place. The poster uses a personal expenses pie chart in a fun and graphic way, highlighting the cost of living […]

Kelly Marshall

October 05, 2020

This is a quote from The Last Poets song “Black Is..” from 1971. The Last Poets were a group of New York poets and musicians arising in the late 1960’s and are regarded as the godfathers of hip hop. My work which is deeply influenced by history, race, and human belief systems often reappropriates sayings, […]

Vincent Lin

October 05, 2020

The Tough New Yorker, The Tough Apple. One day, I had a super stressful day working from home, decided to take a walk from Midtown to East River Path in the late afternoon. I was going to eat an apple while I was on the bench. Somehow, I totally forget that I was still wearing a mask, […]

Leyden Lewis Design Studio

October 05, 2020

The Black Heart Thrives The city and its wealth both financially and culturally is dependent on its diversity to be one of the hearths of our planet.  From the multitude, I wanted to focus on one specific people (mine) and the very nature of the black heart.  Despite the current rabid assault on the black […]

Kati Curtis

October 05, 2020

The View from Here I heard people are saying “New York is over”. I moved here in August of 2001. We all know what happened a month after that. I was in Dallas on a project and all I kept saying was “I just want to go home”. I didn’t know what I would find […]

Marie Burgos

October 05, 2020

If You Make It In NY… If You Make it in NY …. “La Grande Dame” will welcome You at the doors of NYC. Whether Black, Brown, Dark, Light, Pink, Yellow or White, NYC will test you, NYC will challenge you, NYC will love you, NYC will hate you, NYC will embrace you, day and […]

Sara Bengur with Veronique Gambier

October 05, 2020

Home Is Where the Heart Is “Home is where the heart is”  NYC needs our love right now.  When designing interiors, I always say the energy you put into a space is reflected in kind. The more attention we give NYC, the faster it will shine again. My Ode to NYC, in collaboration with artist and friend […]

Resources for Restaurant Owners

September 15, 2020

*All of the Resources below can be found at Roadway Seating Checklist (pdf) New York State: New York State Liquor Authority Guidance on Outdoor Expansion of Licensed Premises in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak New York State Department of Health’s Interim Guidance for Outdoor Service New York City: NYC Open Restaurants Brochure (download and print) […]

AD ART SHOW 2020 Finalists

September 08, 2020

This month, explore AD ART SHOW presented by MvVO ART at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center and online through a digital contemporary art exhibition. Now in its third year, AD ART SHOW showcases  artwork by a new generation of artists with roots in advertising. The contemporary artists featured in the show were selected […]

Training Video

August 20, 2020

Kevin Bethune

June 22, 2020

Founder & Chief Creative Officerdreams • design + lifeRedondo Beach, California

Lucas Maassen

June 22, 2020

Conceptual DesignerEindhoven, The Netherlands

Mavis Wiggins

June 22, 2020

Managing ExecutiveTPG ArchitectureNew York, New York Over this past month, we have borne witness to a national call to action for the black lives matter movement. George Floyd’s death incited an awe-inspiring protest for social justice, equality, and a brighter future for the black community. Our graphic illustration captures these events and shows us that […]

John Edelman

June 22, 2020

Co-FounderFourth & PrideNew York, New York Dear New York, It’s been two painful months without you. I miss you. I miss everything from the sounds and smells of your streets, to the inspiration of your museums, to the temptations of your shopping and especially the taste of your food. I’ve spent most of my life […]

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg

June 22, 2020

Co-FoundersYabu PushelbergToronto, Canada

Kinjil Mathur

June 22, 2020

Chief Marketing OfficerSquarespaceNew York, New York I adore NYC and all her moods. Through all her shifts — through light, through darkness, through her warmth and bone-chilling cold, through movement and stillness — she ignites creative energy that pulses through everyone she meets. And right now is no different. Even on pause, she fosters creativity […]

Signe Emdal

June 22, 2020

Curator and Textile ArtistEmdal StudioCopenhagen, Denmark Dear New York City, Your lovely people keep showing up in my life, again and again, enriching my world. “ Hello, I’m from NYC “, again and again wherever I go in this world. This year 2020 I was finally making my grand trip to visit all of my […]

Ron Radziner

June 22, 2020

Design PartnerMarmol RadzinerLos Angeles, California Missing the walk from the subway to our New York studio. Sending our love and support from Los Angeles for our shared fight toward a peaceful and just future.

NYCxDESIGN Awards: Enter Now

March 13, 2020

NYCxDESIGN, Redesigned

February 10, 2020

We are excited to introduce the new NYCxDESIGN brand identity, including a refreshed color story, wordmark, and typeface. Since the NYCxDESIGN branding had remained unchanged since its inception, we felt that it was time to refine our visual identity to better reflect what we stand for today. We worked together with the New York-based design […]